House Keeper Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – in Nottingham

Job Description

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for a 12 month secondment Housekeeper to work within our friendly team on C31 & the Surgical Triage Unit at QMC. We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable, hardworking, housekeeper who will work as an integral part of the team ensuring a clean, safe and comfortable environment at all times

Applicants must have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to work under non-direct supervision, prioritising your own workload. It is necessary to have a flexible approach within this role and be able to respond appropriately to the demands of an ever changing workload.

You will need excellent interpersonal skills, in order to facilitate seamless communication with all levels of staff both face to face and over the telephone. The post holder will be expected to take ownership of the stock levels within the ward, to include ordering of stock. You will also be required to maintain a high level of cleanliness within the ward.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert

Applicants with previous experience in a health care setting are desirable, however, you will need to demonstrate commitment to developing yourself to support the nursing team in caring for patients and ensuring the patient experience is positive. Maintain a clean and tidy environment (office, store room, bed spaces and treatment room).

The successful individual will be joining a professional team and will be fully supported to facilitate a smooth induction.

Working for our organisation

NUH is a busy, acute trust with a huge breath of clinical areas, allowing staff the opportunity to develop new skills, work within excellent teams and meet a variety of patients.

The trust has an award winning staff wellbeing program, with dedicated staff, physio, fitness facilities and staff benefits to show colleagues how valued they are.

NUH, recognise and reward staff, celebrating colleagues throughout the year through trust wide and local recognition schemes.

The trust is committed to supporting staff with personal development and has one of the most advanced shared governance leadership models which places decision making power into the hands of the front line staff.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To clean equipment as and when required

To assist with daily health and safety checks.

To collect and serve meals

To monitor ward environment and co-ordinate any repairs by liaising with the estates department and take follow up action as necessary

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

GCSE English and Maths grades A – C or equivalent

Desirable criteria

Evidence of personal development in previous employment

Communication & Relationship Skills

Essential criteria

Demonstrate clear and effective written and verbal communication skills

Ability to pass on information accurately & to follow clear instructions

Ability to work well effectively in a team and alone.

Ability to work flexibly and under pressure.

Desirable criteria

Motivated and enthusiastic

Analytical & Judgement Skills

Essential criteria

Ability to work on own initiative. And use own judgement of when to refer issues to relevant senior staff

Planning & Organisational Skills

Essential criteria

Able to organise & prioritise own workload following a period of induction

Demonstrate effective time management skills

Desirable criteria

Experience of coordinating the ordering of supplies

Physical Skills

Essential criteria

Capable of using equipment within a work environment under supervision

Ability to manoeuvre/manipulate equipment to enable effective cleaning

Desirable criteria

Evidence of moving and handling training

Experience of moving and handling loads/patients

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£45 for enhanced and £28 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

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Company Location:  Nottingham

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